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WALB News 10 Archives, March, 2007

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Thursday 3/1/2007


911 Center Director takes leave of absence

Albany man guilty of vehicular homicide

Antique show benefits kids

Colquitt woman dies in wreck

Emergency managers issue weather warning

Georgia's unemployment rate increases in January

Hit and run accident in downtown Albany

Internal Revenue notice for Sumter Co. residents

Lake Park Bank robbed

Local lawyer arrested in North Ga.

Officials still investigating Hahira fire

Paying utility bills to become easier

Proposed tax could help traffic woes

Salmonella confirmed inside Sylvester Plant

Semi driver charged in accident

Sordid details of preacher's pornography arrest

South Georgia pounded with deadly storms

Students offer wish list to Board of Regents Chair

Trial ends with guilty plea

Trucker charged in deadly wreck

Valdosta burglar arrested

VSU plan for emergency

VSU Students seeing green

Wildcats schedule home exhibition game

Winds rake Clay County, Fort Gaines

Wreck kills Colquitt woman





Friday 3/2/2007

Alabama debris found in Sumter County

Albany bank robbers caught quickly

Assessing the damage in Americus

Baconton homes take a hit

Brookwood Girls Play for Championship

Burned out semi cleared

Donate Blood to Red Cross -- 229-395-6709 -- 1515 Dawson Road

Dougherty family huddles in closet during tornado

Farmer finds Alabama debris in Plains

Georgia deaths reach nine, six in Baker Co.

Governor declares state of emergency

Governor: Baker County's going to be here

Lady Rams, ABAC advance while Blazers lose a stunner

Lake Park cleans up after tornado

Lamar, Forsythe Streets get a good slap

Lowndes Fire Rescue assists storm victims

Mardi Gras will benefit storm victims

Mitchell County homes destroyed

Public TV station loses tower

Six people killed in Baker County

Sumner residents ravaged by storms

Sumter County needs the help they're getting

Sumter hospital shows tornado's worst punch

Sumter Regional Hospital hit by tornado

System spawns over two dozen twisters in Alabama, Georgia

Terrell Academy Thinking Title

Tornado damage is hard to comprehend

Two Webster families feel lucky

Volunteers prepare emergency shelter for tornado victims





Saturday 3/3/2007

A Satisfying Marathon

Americus is happy to see the president

Baker County pulls through

Blood drive helps storm victims

Cheer volunteers help out around Albany

Georgia federal assistance declaration expanded

Hundreds of power crews work in Americus

Lions Club collects storm relief supplies

Mardi Gras celebration in Albany

Mitchell County sorts through mess

President Bush sees Americus by air, motorcade

Some Worth County families hit hard





Sunday 3/4/2007

$$ for victims who lost jobs

Americus attorney finds tree in his bedroom

National Tournament Bound!

Americus church prays for community

Baker County dead identified

Baker County organizing to revitalize

Bush declares Sumter County major disaster

Church praises its way through storm

Club raises funds for special needs kids

Disaster Recovery Center soon to be a reality

Med services, power returning to Americus

Tornadoes affect 1,000+ homes





Monday 3/5/2007

Lee County Wal-Mart hit by double tragedy

Sumter displaced doctors learn patience

Fire station felt the tornado approach

Looters try to cash in on tragedy

Sumter Hospital has severe damage

Inmates helping in South Georgia clean up

ER, Disaster clearinghouse are up and running

Cleanup in Dougherty County

Strange, but true: Ironing boards in metal signs?

Mom-to-be gets out before tornado

Mitchell County recovering from storm

Disaster centers set up at old Baker County Courthouse

Highway 49 takes a hard hit in Sumter Co.

GEMA says progress is being made






Tuesday 3/6/2007

Cleanup continues for families

FEMA, GEMA warns victims to look out for fraud

Fuller Center ready to respond to disaster

Wildcats Enjoy Fan Support

Mitchell Chooses Soccer

Mitchell County farmers assess storm damage

Americus man survives mighty toss; Habitat will help again

Lowndes offers storm relief

Americus businesses hit hard by twister

Local insuror sees both sides of tornado

Those jobless from tornado get help

Trees in Americus were ravaged











Wednesday 3/7/2007


911 dispatchers respond to hundreds of victims

Americus Emergency Center hard at work

ASU senior delivers in clutch

Baker students mourn friend; FEMA offers help

Cavs name Sasnett new soccer coach

Church spreads HIV/AIDS prevention, awareness

Debris removal is a huge job

Dukes' funeral held

Fighting child obesity

Giving blood will help save lives

Honor Flight to send Veterans to WWII Memorial

Insurance agents advise speed

James Thomas (Tommy) Wages

Levee would be cost prohibitive

Outside volunteers help Sumter recovery

Recovery workers encouraged to get tetanus shots

Rural church burns

Some Worth county communities hit hard

Students asked to play with food

Sumter curfew still holds

Sumter Regional Ready to Rebuild

Sumter schools re-open





Thursday 3/8

Archbold prepares for their own disaster

Andersonville families try to heal, rebuild

Bringing Richland back after the storm

Car accident victim was facing charges

Church leaders team up with recovery groups

City-ATI meet to clear the air

Dekalb County sends help

GSW teams are back on the field

Historic cemetery hit hard by twister

Local mock trial team is eight-time champs

Lowndes County delivers hope

Pine needle punches through glass

Pregnant woman rescued from hospital

Role of Moody Changing

Students train for Valdosta Special Olympics

Three weeks later... Plant remains closed

Tower out of commission

Valdosta's newest transportation plan

ViewPoint: Seatbelt law needed

Wildcats ready to open what should be a spirited training camp

Woman won't leave damaged home

Worth Co. supports Peter Pan plant





Friday 3/9

7th Annual Azalea Festival comes to Valdosta

"Stolen Girl" adds to life experience

Americus residents blown away by historic damage

Americus siren wasn't activated

Americus United Way needs your help

Baker County DRC ready to help

Behind the crime tape

Blazers hope to make most of second chance

Building demolition reveals hazardous materials

Cops on Donut Shops this weekend

Echols man killed in crash

FEMA details aid to 8 south GA counties

FEMA helps nearly 900 in Sumter Co.

Food for Thought

Former Bainbridge pastor arrested

Funerals held for Baker family

Healthbeat: Sleep and weight

Hundreds pay tribute to family killed in storms

IRS extends deadline for Sumter County

Lady Blazers advance to regional semifinals

McDonough golfer is ready for chance of a lifetime

Mitchell hospital shuts down birthing center

More help enroute to Sumter County

Morning fire torches home

Power failure in NW Albany

Rams feeling confident heading to DII regionals

Reese will return to Wildcats

Religious leaders start Baker County outreach

Storm oddities continue

Stray dogs and cats no problem

Sumter Regional's temporary facility grows, while doctor moves home

Three people shot, hospitalized

VSU athletes give back




Saturday 3/10

Final goodbye in Richland to tornado victim

Mobile Pharmacy rolls into Americus

Rams, Blazers Fall in Tournament

Separate construction from green debris

Sorority motivates teens

Thousands of volunteers in Americus

Tornado victims buried Saturday

Wildcats Loaded With Talent




Sunday 3/11

American Red Cross partners with NAACP

Bird exhibit almost ready at Chehaw

First baby delivered at temporary hospital

Hospital debris outside is all picked up

State leaders will eat with prisoners in Americus





Monday 3/12/2007 

Albany cat killings get the attention of national organization

Albany crews head to Americus

Americus and Sumter Co. continue the clean up

Are your locks at risk of "bumping"?

Berry pleads guilty to molestation

Car flips during lunch rush

Citizens call for action on cat abuse

Dougherty commissioners continue to send help

Murder trial begins

PeachCare will be out of money by month's end

Rams quarterback pondering transfer

State workers take Americus "vacation"

Suicidal teen in hospital

Sumter County officials may upgrade siren system

Valdosta Fire Department test life saving technology




Tuesday 3/13/2007

10 Country: Willie Cheats Death

Albany police snag four for armed robbery

Albany woman injured in house fire

Architects and engineers brought in to assist historic homeowners

County looks to extend local option sales tax

Daycare vandalized twice

Debris removal is job 1

Fire chief dismissed

GOP leaders propose PeachCare fix

Lee government change may be coming

Lee leaders ask for freeze lift

Miller helps out tornado victims

Search continues for missing Worth County man

Sumter hospital gets two positives

Thomas Co. prepares for voting

What can a penny buy? A world class education

Where is Richard Bentley?

Winnersville helps out in Americus




Wednesday 3/14/2007

APD investigates overnight murder

APD says crime stats are down, as pistol sales climb

Camp murderer's voice may be on tape

Computer screen hurting your eyes?

Gas prices on the rise

GBI search for clues in missing Worth man case

Getting dangerous wildfires under control

Inmates recognized for their recovery work

Lee Co. High students lend a hand in recovery

Lee County High band plans to drum up support

Lowndes work snarls traffic

Mom faces surgery, but survived tornado

Murder trial deliberation underway

Red light camera fines could be cut in half

Residents don't feel safe without Camp

Reunited and it could be good news for the South Georgia Wildcats

SBA disaster loans "not" just for businesses

Small, Med and Large industries honored

Sumter Highway 49 closed

Teens get brand new center

The Purdy family pitches in

Valdosta Police search for an arsonist






Thursday  3/15/2007

Americus NHRA motorcycle team optimistic about the 2007 season

Tift deputies hunt fleeing suspect

Camp funeral plans announced

Camp investigation continues

APD investigator crashes his cruiser

Food Bank holds duck race

Burglars busted

Theatre gets into the Irish spirit

Don't go overboard on St. Patrick's

Counterfeit checks are circulating

Storm Assistance goes door to door

Explosion produces minor injuries

Antique Foundation basking in success

Omega police tackle gangs

Tift County drug operation

Tornado spares SRH chapel

Sirens and radio can help keep you safe

WGBH chief addresses students

Tift Superintendent in place

Meningitis vaccination encouraged

Sole survivor in Americus duplex details how his friends died

Some Americus doctors relocate

Internal Revenue notice for Sumter Co. residents







Friday 3/16/2007


911 tapes reveal Camp call, body discovery

Albany native's art feature at Wal-Mart

Albany Tech helps tornado victims

Bryce ready to pull double duty

Dam celebrates 50th

Food for Thought

Ford products company will move to Lowndes

Grady county wants community to clean up the roads

LCHS drums up tornado donations

Looks like mosquitoes are here

Lowndes honors 1981 state baseball champs

Pope pledges help

Prom Dreamin' at the mall

Red Light Cameras are a Go

Soldier returns home from Iraq

St. Patty's Day Bash at Thronateeska

Teens jump another group of teens

Tift County animal shelter comes under fire

Tifton county manager hired

Tornadoes cause most insured damage in GA history

Tree damage tops $10M

Valdosta lands auto after-marketer

Wildcats offense under new management

Winn-Dixie set for demolition, future unclear




Saturday 3/17/2007

Easter Bunny hops into town

Girl Scouts celebrate 95th birthday

Saddle Club hosts a horse show

Worth County man's body found buried




Sunday 3/18/2007


Church members wear green for holiday

Jefferson Speeds Towards NFL

Darton Golf Wins Spring Fling

Family of shot Moultrie teen wants answers

Funeral for beloved rescue worker

Murdered man's mother speaks out



Monday 3/19/2007  

ASU Freshman is Old-School

After four years in Iraq, all are weary

Bainbridge Guard called to active duty

Commissioners take aim at flew market

Deputies search for Morven man

EMA chief works on federal disaster assistance

Going to school? Gotta get your shots!

High School title games moving to the Dome

Lawmakers wrestle with spending on flu pandemic antivirals

Like the nation, South Georgians split on Iraq

Miller, union still engaged in talks

Mortgage foreclosures on the rise

Reward offered for suspect

Snickers Marathon keeps on giving

Taylor's son sentenced to minimum

Tift County pedestrian killed

Tower construction on schedule

Trading rent checks for a mortgage

Valdosta's honored for growth

Wife, stepson charged with murder

Wisconsin man dies on I-75






Tuesday 3/20/2007  

10 Country: Mike's Big 30

ATI head wonders about new contract

Baseball team wants new scoreboard

Binge drinking increases among college students

Business owners wary about selling land to county

Disaster aid grows to $3.3 million

Dougherty voters say yes to SPLOST

Edwards wins District 3 seat

Families with disabilities advocate for support

Four arrested in Moultrie murder

Justice Department keeps watchful eye

Knights blank Eagles, Cavs bats finally make noise and Rams split DH

Leesburg's Posey on Bench Award watch list

Mall road may connect to Ledo Road

Molester got probation before slain boy vanished

More affordable housing is coming

No arrests yet in Camp murder

Peanut producers warned of possible shortage

Red Cross searches for director

Richland continues storm cleanup

Senate approves limited stem cell bill over calls for more

Teenager charged with aggravated child molestation

Valdosta police search for missing man

Voter turnout very low

VSU hosts relay for life

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